Real Estate & Environment

We offer a full range of services in areas including acquisitions and disposals, construction, financing, land use, planning and development, leasing, environmental law, insurance, and taxation. Our clients benefit from our significant experience in orchestrating complex, long-term projects that involve drafting documentation, facilitating negotiations, navigating legal and regulatory issues, and litigating on their behalf. The breadth of our client base provides us with knowledge, enhanced by hands-on experience from all perspectives. We have mastered the local intricacies of law related to real estate, but we also know how to combine it with a broader international-minded approach. Our experts form the only truly specialized environmental law team in the market that provides comparative regulatory advice and supports transactional activities of our clients.
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Key contact

Audrius Petkevičius


Head of Real Estate & Environment Practice

Dr. Robertas Čiočys


Head of M&A, Private Equity and Corporate Establishment Team
+370 52681844

Dovilė Stančikaitė

Associate Partner

+370 52681887

Nijolė Vaičiūnaitė


+370 52681896

Ema Būtėnienė


+370 52665983

Jolanta Liukaitytė - Stonienė

Associate Partner

+370 52681880

Julija Nikitaravičienė

Associate Partner

+370 52657996

Gabrielė Vazniokaitė

Senior Associate

+370 52681827

Galina Barin

Senior Associate

+370 52194645

Kristina Matvejenkaitė

Senior Associate

+370 52191933

Dominykas Užkurnys

Senior Associate

+370 52681890
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Ellex Valiunas assisted EECP on the acquisition of a 4 255 sq m shopping centre
The law firm Ellex Valiunas assisted Norwegian real estate development company EECP on the acquisition of a shopping centre nearby Molėtai, which is leased by the retail chain Maxima and other companies.

A 4 255 sq m shopping centre located by the highway Vilnius-Utena was built in 2008.

EECP owns two companies in Lithuania: EECP Retail Properties II and EECP Retail Properties III. According to the data of the end of 2018, the total value of assets of EECP Retail Properties II amounted to EUR 36,3 million, while the total value of assets of EECP Retail Properties III – EUR 3,4 million.

The law firm Ellex Valiunas represented EECP in negotiations, performed the due diligence, advised and drafted the documents for the acquisition of a shopping centre. The project team included associate partner Julija Nikitaravičienė, senior associates Gabrielė Vazniokaitė and Galina Barin.
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Ellex Valiunas represented Moody’s Corporation in the lease deal with SBA group regarding office lease in business centre Green Hall 3
The law firm Ellex Valiunas represented the US financial services company Moody’s Corporation (Moody’s) in signing the agreement with SBA group on the lease in the office building Green Hall 3. More than 50 employees will be relocating to the office of approximately 1 600 sq. m or two upper floors of Green Hall 3 in March 2020.

 “Moody’s chose Vilnius as its newest European office in large part because of the impressive talent available,” said Mariano Andrade Gonzalez, Moody‘s Lithuania CEO. “As we continue to grow our presence in Vilnius and hire more people, we want to be able to offer our employees optimal space that inspires them to thrive and also reflects who we are as a company.”

Ellex Valiunas represented Moody’s in the negotiations, advised and drafted the documents for the office lease deal. The project was led by associate partner Dovilė Stančikaitė.

About Moody's Corporation 
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The corporation, which reported revenue of $4.4 billion in 2018, employs approximately 13,200 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42 countries. 
About SBA group 
The SBA Group is one of the largest companies in Lithuania operating in the real estate, textile and furniture manufacturing sectors. The group’s companies employ close to 5,000 people. SBA owns Urban Inventors, a real estate innovation company. It develops the Green Hall business centre in Vilnius and the BLC business centre in Kaunas, as well as the investment management company Capitalica Asset Management, which manages the Kauno Dokas business centre in Kaunas and 135 in Vilnius and is going to develop a modern office complex Verde in Skanste district of Riga, near the city center. The SBA furniture manufacturing sector includes SBA Baldų Kompanija, which manages Klaipėdos baldai, Šilutės baldai, Germanika, Visagino linija and Mebelain, as well as Kauno baldai. The textile sector of SBA consists of Utenos trikotažas together with the companies Šatrija and Mrija.
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Ellex Valiunas assisted Hollister Incorporated regarding all legal aspects of construction of a new manufacturing plant in Kaunas
The law firm Ellex Valiunas advised a US company Hollister Incorporated, which on October 2 opened a new manufacturing plant in Kaunas, Lithuania. 

The company that specializes in developing and manufacturing medical products invests EUR 50 million in the new plant, 500 new workplaces are planned to be created. The construction of a 30 000 sq. m factory began in 2017.
Ellex Valiunas construction law expert Nijolė Vaičiūnaitė provided legal advice to the client regarding the development of a new factory, represented the client in negotiations with contractors, drafted contract agreements and ensured proper implementation of them.
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